Night and Day

Album: In Our Heads (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the lead single from UK electronic band Hot Chip's fifth studio album In Our Heads. The track is described in publicity materials as "weird-ass disco," which then adds: "The song is driven by a menacing yet supremely danceable bassline, while Alexis's digitally-messed up vocals float beautifully above it all like the ghost of Marvin Gaye." The tune was released on June 11, 2012 in the UK and the following day in the US.
  • The song's music video was directed by Peter Serafinowicz. "Many animals were harmed during the making of this video. Regrettably, none of them made the final edit," quipped the comic actor. Serafinowicz previously helmed band's clip for "I Feel Better."

    Veteran British movie star Terence Stamp, American comedian/ musician Reggie Watts, and Australian supermodel Lara Stone all feature in the video.
  • Guitarist Al Doyle explained the "please quit your jibba jabba line" to Spin magazine: "There was a little novelty Mr. T key ring that was left in the studio," he said. "The kind of thing that you had on your key ring if you were a Mr. T fan, obviously, or maybe it came in a cereal box. It had all of his catch phrases on it. It had the 'quit your jibber jabber' line on it that appears in 'Night and Day.' That was a real sort of rote lyric writing exercise on Alexis' part I think. It got annoying very very fast, and now the battery is gone on it because we pressed it too much."

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